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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: On or before the 29th day prior to Election Day


2024 Election Information


Presidential Preference Election (PPE): March 19

  • Voter Registration Deadline: February 20

  • Mail Ballot Application Deadline: March 8


Primary Election: August 6

  • Voter Registration Deadline: July 8

  • Mail Ballot Application Deadline: July 26


General Election: November 5

  • Voter Registration Deadline: October 7

  • Mail Ballot Application Deadline: October 25


For additional information on any local and municipal elections, please visit: https://azsos.gov/elections/voters/elections-calendar-upcoming-events/election-dates.


Official Election Websites

Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

Online Registration: To register to vote online, you must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and/or an Arizona non-operating ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division reflecting your current status as a U.S. citizen. Please see the link above for Arizona’s online voter registration portal.


Paper Registration: Arizona’s voter registration formasks for your Arizona driver’s license number, state ID number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, a tribal ID number, or an alien registration, naturalization certificate, or citizenship certificate number. Make sure to provide this information on the registration form.


Arizona also has a proof of citizenship requirement for registering to vote in state and local elections. Providing an Arizona driver’s license or state ID number issued after October 1, 1996, on either the state or federal voter registration form, fulfills the proof of citizenship requirement. You do not need to provide anything more, unless your license or state identification card was issued to you before you became a U.S. citizen.


If you don’t have an Arizona driver’s license or state ID issued after October 1, 1996 reflecting your current status as a U.S. citizen, you will need to provide documentary proof of citizenship to vote in state and local elections. Proof of citizenship includes any one of the items listed below:


  • A legible photocopy of your U.S. birth certificate and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if your name has changed;

  • A legible photocopy of the identification pages of your passport;

  • A legible photocopy of naturalization documents or your Alien Registration Number, Naturalization Certificate Number, or Citizenship Certificate Number;

  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number; or

  • A legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.


A new proof of residence requirement has been enacted but is not yet in effect everywhere in Arizona. Please contact your county recorder’s office to find out if it has been implemented in your county. An Arizona driver’s license or state ID number issued after October 1, 1996 will satisfy the requirement.


For more information on voter registration requirements, please visit: https://azsos.gov/elections/voters/registering-vote/registration-requirements.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

All voters must present ID at the polls. Voters have 3 options: they may present (1) one form of ID which bears the name, address, and photo of the voter as they appear in the voter's record (List 1); (2) two forms of non–photo ID which bear the name and address of the voter as they appear on the voter's record (List 2); or (3) two forms of ID comprised of a List 1 photo ID  with a non–matching address plus a List 2 non-photo ID with a matching  address, or a U.S. passport or military ID without any address plus a List 2 non–photo ID with a matching address (List 3).


  • List 1: Acceptable forms of photo ID include a valid Arizona driver’s license or identification card; a tribal identification or enrollment card; or other valid U.S. federal, state, or local government–issued identification.


  • List 2: Acceptable forms of non–photo ID  include a voter registration card; a utility (including cell phone) bill dated within 90 days of election day; bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of election day; a valid Arizona vehicle registration; Arizona vehicle insurance card; Indian census card; property tax statement; county recorder’s certificate; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal ID; other valid U.S. federal, state, or local government–issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder; and any mail addressed to the voter  marked “Official Election Material.”


  • List 3 (Mix and Match from Lists #1 and #2): Acceptable forms of ID include a valid ID from List 1 in which the address does not match the voter’s record accompanied by a valid ID from List 2 in which the address matches the voter’s record, or a U.S. passport of military ID without any address information accompanied by one valid ID from List 2.


College or university IDs that lack addresses cannot be used as voter ID, even if the voter has a separate document that shows their address. Members of federally recognized tribes are not required to have an address or photo on their tribal identification in order to cast a provisional ballot.


For additional information on what you need to bring to the polls on Election Day, please visit: https://azsos.gov/elections/voters/voting-elections

Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: my.arizona.vote/PortalList.aspx.

How Can I Vote?

By Mail: Voters do not need an excuse to vote early by mail in Arizona. Voters can request a mail ballot by submitting a form online or in writing, or by calling or emailing their County Recorder's office. For more information, visit:  https://azsos.gov/elections/voters/voting-elections/early-voting. Voters may also track their mail ballot by following this link.


  • Mail-in Ballot Application Deadline: The mail ballot request form must be received by the County Recorder by the 11th day before Election Day.

  • Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline: Completed ballots must be received by the County Recorder, dropped off at a drop-box, or returned to a drop-off location, early voting location, or Election Day polling place in your county of residence by no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. You can find a list of drop-off locations on your county recorder's election website.


Early In-Person: A voter may cast their ballot at an early voting location site from the 27th day before Election Day up to and including the Friday before Election Day. Early voting hours and days vary by county. Contact your county recorder for specific information.


Election Day: Voting sites will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Curbside voting is available to voters who are unable to enter the polling place. Voters can locate their Election Day polling place at: my.arizona.vote/PortalList.aspx. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote.

Common Questions/Concerns

Does Registering to Vote Affect My Federal Financial Aid?

No. Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Does Registering to Vote Affect My Status as a Dependent on My Parents’ Taxes?

No. Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Does Registering to Vote Impact My Tuition Status?

No. Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will Registering to Vote in Arizona Affect My Driver’s License or Car Registration?

Registering to vote in Arizona does not necessarily affect your driver’s license or car registration. However, as a new resident of Arizona, you may be required to make changes to your driver’s license or car registration regardless of whether you register to vote there. You may wish to contact Arizona Motor Vehicle Services for more information.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Arizona legal professional.


Last updated February 2024

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